[Spambayes] An alternate use
Sat Nov 2 16:42:56 2002
Tim Peters wrote:
> [T. Alexander Popiel]
>>7. Most mailing lists are single-topic, and anything off-topic
>> is unwanted.
> Eh -- probably. I started with the mailing-list version of
> comp.lang.python, and there's a huge amount of traffic there that never
> mentions Python. The variety of ham on that group is quite amazing. But it
> contains almost no advertising beyond conference announcements, and I still
> expect that accounts for the breathtaking results I get on my c.l.py tests
> (2 mistakes out of 34,000 msgs, where one "mistake" is saying that a quote
> of a full Nigerian-scam spam is itself spam).
>>So, what I propose is that we specifically target mailing list
>>managers (mailman and ecartis being the two obvious first
>>targets) for spambayes integration. I see two main modes for
>>this: just adding headers for the less intrusive, and actually
>>rejecting or forcing moderation for the heavily policed.
> That's actually what started this project: Barry Warsaw is GNU Mailman's
> author, and he asked me to look into adapting Graham's scheme for
> incorporation into Mailman. Barry has been pretty much missing in action
> here since then, but I expect him to take it up again.
So, we'd have to make mailing lists keep a spam-archive as well? Or do
we deliver spambayes with a pre-cooked spam archive to get started with
new mailing lists?
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